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Why Is My Prescription So Expensive In January?

Question: I just went to the pharmacy to pick up my medications and my cost was over $500!! Last year I only paid $42 per month. What happened, I didn’t change my insurance?!? Answer: During January and the beginning of February we hear this question/comment a lot! Let me try to explain ...

Work Notes Dredge Up Unpleasant Memories For Client

My initial article had us meet Jen and her sister Lucy. Jen described how her day as a paralegal for a law firm turned into a fright. Her psyche was reportedly shaken immeasurably. She abruptly left work and drove away. Rather than go home, Jen drove towards our region. Her sister, Lucy, ...

It’s A Cold Day; Time For Soup

There is nothing like a steaming bowl of soup to warm you up on a very cold day. The weather this past weekend certainly lent itself to the making of homemade soup. Let me begin by saying that it is almost impossible to make a small batch of soup. I dug out my stock pot and started in. I ...

When The Ice Comes To Chautauqua Lake

On the day before the Buffalo Bills played their last regular season home game, the lower part of Chautauqua Lake froze over. When I drove to Jamestown that morning, there was still some open water in the South Basin. When I drove home, around noon, the lower lake was a solid sheet of ...

Make Religious Freedom A National Priority

Religious freedom is a fundamental right that most Americans with even a cursory knowledge of the Constitution or the nation’s history will recall as a pillar of our democracy. But its application at home and abroad is a complicated task. And getting this task right is crucial to the ...

Government Must Follow The Law

Question of the day: In the United States, may government do (a) only what the law permits or (b) everything except what the law forbids? The answer is (a). Government has only those powers that “We the People” have given to it. Addressing constitutional law in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry ...